The Gull; Monthly Bulletin Volume 1-10

The Gull; Monthly Bulletin Volume 1-10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...it may run to the shadow of the nearest low vegetation, wading and threading its way through the brush to some dark corner, where it is discovered with difliculty owing to its pro tective coloration. The guitars were pulsating with the strains of a lively Indian dance. The Fiesta was at its height, and the participants, stimulated by fermented cane juice, and by the malign influence of a terrible norther which had reigned since the break of day, gradually threw aside their native caution, and even the most taciturn became gay. The norther increased in violence, roaring through the reeds of a neighboring marsh, and lashing the branches of the umbrella trees which served as an arbor to shelter the dancers. The merriment was at its height and the violins were sounding the closing measures of the roundelay when the hoof-beats of a galloping horse were heard. All turned to see who the late-comer might be when out of the storm a horseman burst, reined in his horse, leaped from his saddle and without greeting or even awaiting an invitation, strode into the arbor. It was a young man with high forehead, insolent looks and imperious gestures. "Carau," murmured the guests one to the other, with glances of mysterious import. The new comer pushed his way between the couples without waiting according to custom, for the master of ceremonies to select him a partner, and reaching the bench where the senoritas were seated, he caught up, almost without her permission, the girl who, by acclaim had been declared the belle of the Fiesta. The guitars preluded an entrancing dance and all the couples fell back to watch the arrogant youth dance with his partner. Once again flying hoofs were heard from the road and a second rider appeared. All eyes were...show more

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  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 467g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236768981
  • 9781236768988